Your gift to the Duke Catholic Center has a tremendous impact on students each and every day.  Because the Duke Catholic Center is not a parish, over 70% of Duke Catholic Center's income comes from donors - alumni, parents, faculty/staff and friends of Duke. Your gift empowers the Center's ministry to build God's kingdom on Duke campus. Thank you for your support!




To make a donation by check, please mail a check to the following address the following address:

Duke Catholic Center, Box 90976, Durham, NC 27708

Please make checks payable to Duke Catholic Center

Monthly Bank or Credit Card Draft

One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to give to the Duke Catholic Center is to set up a monthly draft where an amount you designate is taken out of your bank account every month. By becoming a monthly donor, you will be a part of the Guardian Angel Society.

Start a monthly bank draft here.

Stock Gift

By donating to the Duke Catholic Center through appreciated stock, you can avoid capital gains taxes and still enjoy the full tax deduction of the total value of the gift.

Click here for instructions and to tell us about your plans. Be sure to indicate "Duke Catholic Center" in the "Gift Designation" field.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts include bequests and gifts that allow you or your heirs receive income for life while helping you realize immediate tax savings. Let the Duke Catholic Center help you an develop a gift plan that meets your financial and philanthropic goals. Contact to begin the conversation.


Or click here to learn more about your options.

Matching Gifts

Many companies and foundations will double or even triple value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses and retirees.

Click here to find out if your particular company or foundation has a matching gift program.

Memorials & Honorariums

A cash gift in memory or honor of someone is a special tribute that also assists the Duke Catholic Center Mission. A tasteful acknowledgement will be sent to the honoree or family member.

Contact Emma Carpenter by clicking here to learn more.


The Duke Catholic Center has a $1.5M budget. Over 70% of the budget is donated by alumni, parents, parents, faculty, and friends of Duke.

No.  The Duke Catholic Center is not a parish with adults and their children.  Our mission focuses exclusively on students.  While we do have a weekly collection, this totals less than 1% of our budget since most attendees are students with limited resources.

Yes, your gift to the Duke Catholic Center counts as a gift to Duke. You will receive an official tax receipt from the University as well as a thank you letter from the Catholic Center. If you do not want your gift to be acknowledged by Duke University, please let us know.

Yes. Catholics account for nearly 20% of all undergraduate and graduate students.  Catholics are the largest single faith on campus, double the next largest group (Jewish 11%).

No. The Center does not receive a subsidy from the Diocese of Raleigh.

July 1-June 30 is the fiscal year of both the University and Catholic Center.

The Duke Catholic Center receives no money from the University budget.  The Center applies to the University Student Affairs office each year to receive a few small grants for specific programs which combine to cover less than 1% of the Center’s budget.

Your unrestricted gift to the Duke Catholic Center will be used to help Duke students to become disciples of Jesus Christ that will help them become lifelong Catholics. Your partnership in our ministry allows the Center to minister to students through Mass, small groups, one-on-one mentoring, Adorations, community dinners, faith lectures, retreats and many other programs.

Each gift will receive a tax letter from the University and a thank you letter from the Catholic Center.  Unless you choose to donate anonymously, you will be listed in our annual report of donors.

Thank you so much for your generous support of the Duke Catholic Center! My first year here at Duke was not what I expected because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the DCC has truly made me feel welcomed. I looked forward to in-person Mass and my small group meetings every week; they were always a much-needed spiritual break from a tough academic year. I eventually joined the music ministry and have found even more joy and fulfillment at mass. Additionally, I am leading a small group for the Class of 2025 during the summer. I have been so blessed to be a part of this community, and my faith is stronger than ever. Once again, thank you so much for making all of these wonderful ministries possible!

Colin Kaeo '25


Learn more about how your support makes in impact by reading past issues of the Duke Catholic Center's newsletters and annual reports.